Johannesburg based band OsMoSiS have released the lyric video for the first single 'Between the Silences' taken from the album of the same name set for release on the 23rd November 2018.
Quintus Van Den Heever is a composer and songwriter based in Johannesburg, South Africa. After studying Music Composition and Arrangement, he has been involved with all kinds of different music projects. Apart from following the dream to become a film composer, Quintus has several musicals in the making and is the force behind OsMoSiS.
Originally OsMoSiS was to be a manufactured band much like the Archies, Boney M and Roxette. Many voices were considered to be the face of the group but at the end of the day, Quintus himself stepped up to the microphone to be the lead. The OsMoSiS sound is now more that of a “singer-songwriter” sound as the songs were written with his wife and partner, Margaret Purslow, now reflect a more personal perspective.
Both ‘Here With You’ and ‘Between The Silences’ have been co-produced with long-time collaborator, John Paul De Stefani at Be Sharp Studios. Several session musicians have contributed their talents to give the recording a live band sound. In the way that Burt Bacharach helped create the sound for Dionne Warwick, Frank Farian for Boney M and Anderson and Ulvaeus for ABBA, Quintus has used his background in classical Jazz and contemporary music to construct the arrangements for the songs.
Quintus comments on the track, “Between The Silences is about life being a journey and how everyone travels that journey internally. What we think about, what we perceive and what we remember.”